28 July 2020 12:48
Coronation Street star Paula Wilcox has revealed that the Geoff and Yasmeen storyline will soon be coming to an end. Speaking to Christine Lampard on ITV's Lorraine, the Elaine actress revealed a huge climax was in store for viewers. Coronation Street star Paula Wilcox teased what's in store (Credit: ITV) Coronation Street's Paula Wilcox teases spoiler The Corrie star admitted that her character will be part of the spectacular twist sitting on the horizon. She added: "There's a huge climax coming and I don't think anyone will see it coming!" Read more: Coronation Street viewers in tears as Elaine reveals she's Tim's mother! In last night's episode, Elaine revealed to Alya that her real name is Phillipa, she used to be married to Geoff and she is Tim's biological mother.
The actress confirmed that the Geoff storyline is coming to an end (Credit: ITV) She fled the family home while he was still very young to escape the abuse she was suffering from Geoff. "To leave your child behind in a situation like that in sheer terror and wonder for the next 50 years what has happened must be devastating," added Paula. Read more: Coronation Street: Who is Elaine? What happened to Geoff's wife Tess? "So to start facing up to it now and coming back and meeting these people again has got to be the most brave thing that she has ever done." The actress continued: "It's extraordinary because Elaine was almost thinking you know after almost 50 years of keeping this secret and finally finding out where Geoff lives...
that Tim would fling his arms around her. "But it doesn't happen that way." Paula explained why Elaine is finally able to confront Geoff (Credit: ITV) Elaine to help Yasmeen? Paula went on to explain how Elaine found the strength to face Geoff after all these years. "I think as time's gone by, Elaine will have found she is able to talk about it," she said. "There are more outlets for women to ask for help and so I think what's given her the strength to try to help Yasmeen because there are ways in which she was helped herself. "Maybe she will be able to open doors for Yasmeen you know by reading books on coercive control." Elaine is Tim's mother in Corrie (Credit: ITV) She added: "It's frightening. I remember years ago reading a poster saying somebody you know is a battered wife - this was years ago. "But that really struck me that it's as as prevalent as that. "Elaine had to get out of that house, that danger, at a time when nobody really knew what we used to call battered wives. It wasn't something you could talk about at all." "It's an extraordinarily powerful story and I hope it does encourage women to know they're not alone. It's a frightening situation to be in with or without children." Coronation Street continues tomorrow (July 29) on ITV at 7.30pm. Lorraine is on ITV, weekdays at 9am. Visit our Facebook Page @EntertainmentDailyFixand let us know what you think of this story. Paula Wilcox 'thrilled' to be part of Corrie's coercive control plot Bang Showbiz 28 July 2020 TV legend Paula Wilcox was "thrilled" when she was asked to join 'Coronation Street' to become part of Shelley King and Ian Bartholomew's hard-hitting coercive control storyline Paula Wilcox was "thrilled" when she was asked to be part of 'Coronation Street', and became "hooked" on Shelley King and Ian Bartholomew's coercive control storyline. The 70-year-old actress' character Elaine shocked fans last night (27.07.20) when it was revealed she is Tim Metcalfe's (Joe Duttine) long-lost mother, and the star couldn't wait to be part of the hard-hitting storyline which has seen Tim's dad and Elaine's ex, evil Geoff Metcalfe (Ian), emotionally abuse his wife Yasmeen Metcalfe (Shelley) for months. Paula said: "When I was asked to do it I was so thrilled, I immediately started watching 'Corrie' to catch up on the whole Yasmine and Geoff story, and it's a wonderful story. "I was hooked from the moment I started watching. "Shelley and Ian are just brilliant. I was so keen to be part of that story." Quizzed on whether her character will be part of the plot's "climax", she replied: "I think so, yeah. "There is a big climax coming, for sure." Elaine was also a domestic abuse victim at the hands of evil Geoff 50 years ago, which resulted in her leaving her son Tim with him. Paula now hopes the hard-hitting plot will encourage women that they are "not alone". She said: "It's an extraordinarily powerful story, and I hope it does encourage women to know that they're not alone. "But golly, it's a frightening story to be in with your children or without. "To leave your baby behind with somebody like that, out of your own sheer terror, and then wonder for the next 50 years what has happened must be quite devastating." But this isn't Paula's first foray onto the cobbles, as the 'The Queen's Nose' star appeared as Ray Langton's (Neville Buswell) sister Janice back in 1969. Speaking on 'Lorraine', she added: "It was in it for three weeks. It was just about one of the first jobs I ever did, so it was rather thrilling. "The whole thing was gobsmacking."